Connecting Illinois

Statewide Computer Equity Network

Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration by the State of Illinois, PCs for People, and various community partners, Illinois launched a statewide network to receive, refurbish and redistribute used computers to those in need. This initiative responded to the 1.1 million Illinois households without computers and aims to bridge the digital divide for those without internet access to help improve connectivity essential for remote learning, work from home, telemedicine, and other requirements of everyday life. 

Illinois is the first to develop a statewide computer equity network devoted to collection of used computers from public and private sectors — matched with a state contribution as well — for a multi-year commitment to distribute thousands of upgraded devices to Illinois communities on an annual basis.

Illinois residents can now shop for affordable computers online, in store, or at events across the state.
Our Illinois Partners:

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for purchase from PCs for People, customers must be currently participating in a government-based assistance program or have a qualifying household income (less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines or 60% of area median income).

Where Can I Get a Computer?

Order Online

You can order your low-cost device online and have it shipped directly to your home. Our online store offers free shipping, secure shopping, and a one-year hardware warranty. Get stuck? Our support team is here to help. 


Shop In-Store​

Address: 4535 SW Highway, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: 404-369-7040

Monday–Friday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

PCs for People Belleville IL Saint Louis Metro East

Address: 100 Florida Ave., Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: 618-215-3787 

Monday–Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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Interested in shopping in your own neighborhood? Fill out the form to be notified when we schedule an event near you. 

Want to become an Illinois partner?

If you have a need for a computer distribution pop-up event in your community, want to discuss how to become a distribution center, or other questions about serving your community, please reach out to us at